Proverbs 30 DBY

1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; the prophecy a uttered by the man unto Ithiel, [even] unto Ithiel and Ucal:

References for Proverbs 30:1

    • Ɗ 30:1 - Lit. 'burden' or 'oracle;' as 'music,' 1Chron. 15.22. The word 'uttered,' here is as Ps. 36.1.
      2 Truly *I* am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.
      3 I have neither learned wisdom, nor have I the knowledge of the Holy. b

      References for Proverbs 30:3

        • Ƌ 30:3 - See Note i, ch. 9.10.
          4 Who hath ascended up into the heavens, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a mantle? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?
          5 Every word c of God is pure: d he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

          References for Proverbs 30:5

            • ƌ 30:5 - Imrah: see Ps. 119.11.
            • ƍ 30:5 - Or 'tried,' as Ps. 18.30: see Ps. 119.140.
              6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
              7 Two things do I ask of thee; deny me [them] not before I die:
              8 Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need:
              9 lest I be full and deny [thee], and say, Who is Jehovah? or lest I be poor and steal, and outrage e the name of my God.

              References for Proverbs 30:9

                • Ǝ 30:9 - Strictly, 'lay hands on:' for this use of the word, see ver. 28.
                  10 Speak not too much about f a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.

                  References for Proverbs 30:10

                    • Ə 30:10 - Or 'Accuse not.'
                      11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother;
                      12 there is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness;
                      13 there is a generation, -- how lofty are their eyes, how their eyelids are lifted up!
                      14 -- a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw-teeth knives, to devour the afflicted from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
                      15 The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three [things] never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:
                      16 -- Sheol, and the barren womb; the earth which is not filled with water, and the fire which saith not, It is enough.
                      17 The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
                      18 There are three [things] too wonderful for me, and four that I know not:
                      19 The way of an eagle in the heavens, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.
                      20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
                      21 Under three [things] the earth is disquieted, and under four it cannot bear up:
                      22 Under a servant when he reigneth, and a churl g when he is filled with meat;

                      References for Proverbs 30:22

                        • Ɛ 30:22 - Or 'fool,' 'vile person,' Nabal: see ch. 1.7.
                          23 under an odious [woman] when she is married, and a handmaid when she is heir to her mistress.
                          24 There are four [things] little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise:
                          25 The ants, a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;
                          26 the rock-badgers h are but a feeble folk, yet they make their house in the cliff;

                          References for Proverbs 30:26

                            • Ƒ 30:26 - See Lev. 11.5; Ps. 104.18.
                              27 the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;
                              28 thou takest hold of the lizard with the hands, yet is she in kings' palaces.
                              29 There are three [things] which have a stately step, and four are comely in going:
                              30 The lion, i mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;

                              References for Proverbs 30:30

                                • ƒ 30:30 - Strictly, 'an old lion:' see Job 4.11.
                                  31 a [horse] girt in the loins; j or the he-goat; and a king, against whom none can rise up.

                                  References for Proverbs 30:31

                                    • Ɠ 30:31 - Possibly, 'a war-horse.'
                                      32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] the hand upon thy mouth.
                                      33 For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife.